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Poster: martyveldman Date: Sep 20, 2011 4:24pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Inconsistent author names

I use:
Stevenson "Robert Louis"
That gets 1,547 results, including Google Books.

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Poster: garthus Date: Sep 20, 2011 5:08pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Inconsistent author names

And the string gets 1581; not much of a difference.

Gerry

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Sep 20, 2011 7:01pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Inconsistent author names

True 2.2% missing seems not bad .. but I bet if you scrolled through the 1547 set, you'll find books that don't belong, while books that should be there are not included, making that missing percent larger. Like, what about books under "R.L. Stevenson", they would not show up in the 1547 set, other examples like that. It's the problem of inconsistent author names that require customized searches that can be longer than search strings allow.

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Poster: garthus Date: Sep 21, 2011 3:10pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Inconsistent author names

I guess eventually this can and will be addressed, probably through Open Library, unless editing of subject fields is allowed.

Gerry